Love Island is back, and a new set of singletons will be walking through the villa doors looking for love.
ITV has unveiled the line-up of the first contestants heading to Mallorca this summer.
Gaffka is a 25-year-old operations lead for the Department of Transport and lives in Oxford.
Known as the most outrageous friend and the only single one in her friendship group, Gaffka has had enough of the single life and is ready to find 'The One'.
After an intense year helping to deliver testing kits and managing operations while working in the Department of Health during the coronavirus pandemic, Gaffka is ready to let her hair down and focus on her love life.
Gaffka is looking for someone who can match her intellectually and has found that when relationships haven’t worked in the past, she likes to try the other extreme to see if that works instead.
Francis is a 24-year-old luxury events host from London and has been single for the past six to seven months.
As someone who prefers being in a relationship to dating, Francis has struggled to date in the current climate of mask-wearing and social distancing.
As a luxury events host, Francis recently hosted royals Eugenie and Beatrice and regularly meets famous people.
In a partner, Francis is looking for someone who is passionate about what they do and doesn’t just work for the weekends.
Poole is a 21-year-old waitress and marketing student from Birmingham and is searching for a nice and happy relationship, something she has never had before.
As a social butterfly and girl's girl, Poole is looking forward to making new friends and getting out in the sun after a year in lockdown.
As a waitress at Nando’s, Poole has been given a napkin shaped like a rose and has even been proposed to...but with a charity badge rather than a diamond ring.
Poole usually goes for the alpha male type who is confident and cheeky but that has led to unfortunate run-ins with players, so she is now looking for a nice guy who will treat her right.
Hammond is a 24-year-old PE teacher from Hampshire and has been single for a while, so is excited to use Love Island as an opportunity to put himself out there and have a fun summer.
Being a secondary school PE teacher allows Hammond to pass on his love for sports and being physically active onto the younger generation.
Hammond was born with clubfoot and went through many operations as a child, which has lead to a very short achilles heel and he now walks on his tiptoes slightly.
Hammond’s love of cricket has seen him play for England PD and travel everywhere from Bangladesh to Dubai.
Singh is a 22-year-old model from Fife and sees Love Island as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
At 18/19 Singh was a glamour model and remembers that time fondly as her glory days and feels no shame about it.
Now Singh focuses on Instagram and YouTube and has done commercial modelling, plus she can DJ.
Singh admits she is a party girl and loves going out and being social. She feeds off a person’s energy and needs someone genuine with a personality, but still likes a handsome face.
Cornish is a 24-year-old water engineer from Weston-Super-Mare and was previously in a relationship for seven years before becoming single when lockdown hit.
For Cornish, his ideal woman would be Billie Faiers and he even messaged her once, but if not Faiers, he loves blondes.
Loyalty is important to Cornish and he thinks being respectful and having good fun is a must in a relationship. Although he admits that when he’s single, he likes to have a good time.
Kamwi is a 26-year-old fashion blogger from Essex and is ready to be in a relationship, so she sees Love Island as the perfect place to do it.
Describing herself as fun, dramatic and spontaneous, Kamwi is light-hearted and loves meeting new people.
The worst date Kamwi ever went on was with a guy who was a mystery dining guest at the restaurant, so he got to eat for free while he made Kamwi pay and sit there while he did his review.
McClelland is a 26-year-old labourer from Northumberland and likes face-to-face dating, so has found dating during the pandemic difficult.
Seeing himself as easy going and laid back, McClelland is looking forward to spending time in a nice, hot villa.
His colleagues would describe him as someone who tries to make as much money as possible for doing as little as possible but is very energetic.
McClelland says his biggest celebrity crushes would be Sommer Ray, Zara McDermott and Megan Fox.
Burrows is a 25-year-old financial services marketing executive from Bicester, who is tired of ‘situationships’ and ready for a real relationship.
Making people laugh is something Burrows loves to do, and she sees herself as bubbly and outgoing and is always up to something.
When it comes to a romantic partner, Burrows likes someone who has a good build and is funny and caring.
For Burrows, it’s also important to find a man who can match her loud, big character and knows how to give back what she puts out.
Toby Aromolaran is a 22-year-old semi-pro footballer from Essex and is hoping Love Island can find him his first ever relationship.
Having played football since he was six, Aromolaran has recently joined a team called Hashtag United, which is a social media focused team and has helped him fall back in love with the beautiful game.
Aromolaran sees himself as an optimistic person who can always look on the bright side of bad situations and knows how to balance fun with being responsible.
Winter is a 26-year-old lettings manager from Devon and, after being unable to do anything in lockdown, is ready and open to anything and sees no better way to meet someone than in the sun.
Winter loves her job so much so that she has only taken a sabbatical from work and would love to go back to her amazing team and continue making her job as Selling Sunset as possible.
In the future, Winter would love to own her own estate agency or charity shop, and have a partner to go on holiday and do fun things with.
Love Island starts on at 9pm on Monday 28 June on ITV2.
— Love Island (@LoveIsland) June 21, 2021